With 3M™ VHB™ Tapes, you can maintain consistency from sketch to construction, eliminating distracting, visible fasteners, like screws, rivets, welds, bolts and liquid adhesives. Since 1980, these high-strength, double-sided acrylic foam tapes let you quickly and easily create a long-lasting bond that actually builds strength over time.
These tapes utilize a variety of specific foam, adhesive, color and release liner types to provide each product family with specific features. These features can include adhesion to specific or a broad range of materials, conformability, high tensile strength, high shear and peel adhesion, resistance to plasticizer migration, and UL746C recognition. All 3M™ VHB™ Tapes have excellent durability and excellent solvent and moisture resistance - thickness 0.006'' to 0.120''(0.150 mm to 3 mm).
With the ability to join a variety of materials including aluminum, steel, glass, plastics and painted and powder-coated surfaces, they provide resilient bonding solutions in just about anything you can dream up.
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How is 3M™ VHB™ tape different from regular tape?
3M™ VHB™ Tapes distribute dynamic or static stress over the entire surface of the design, improving holding strength and eliminating the need for mechanical fasteners.
With a bond that's built to withstand the rigors of exposure, 3M VHB Tapes resist hot, cold and cycling temperatures, UV light, moisture and solvents. They seal against environmental conditions and damp vibration to reduce metallic wear-and-tear.
How do you choose between 3M™ VHB™ tape product options?
When you're reviewing options, consider these factors:
• SUBSTRATES — Surfaces function and interact with adhesives differently, based on their properties and surface energy. Test the surface for both the flow of the adhesive and the ability to achieve contact with the other surface.
• THICKNESS — Choose tapes with higher thickness to correspond with higher rigidity and flatness irregularity of your materials. Use thinner tapes when working with more flexible materials.
• QUANTITY — Consider the variables of viscoelasticity, strength, stiffness, stress and creep behavior when determining the amount of tape for a dynamic load versus a static load.
• EXPANSION/CONTRACTION — Tapes can typically tolerate differential movement in the shear plane up to three times their thickness.
• BOND FLEXIBILITY — Because tape bonds can be more flexible, applications that need higher stiffness may benefit from corresponding design modifications.
• COLD TEMPERATURES — Evaluate applications that require performance at severe cold temperatures to assure proper adhesion performance.
• SURFACE PREPARATION — Ensure your surfaces are clean and pressure is applied after tape application for optimal adhesion.